Journalism Honors Program Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the IU Southeast Journalism Honors Program, you must:

  • be a journalism major with junior standing (56 hours or more) with a GPA of at least 3.3 in all courses and a GPA of at least 3.5 in all journalism courses
  • have completed 15 hours in journalism, including:
    • C200 Intro. to Mass Communications
    • J200 Writing, Reporting and Editing
    • one semester of C327 Writing for Mass Media (The Horizon)

Honors Program Application Process

To apply for the Honors program, contact a member of the resident faculty.

Honors Program Requirements

Honors students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.3 in all courses and a GPA of at least 3.5 in all journalism courses. GPA's will be computed at the end of each spring semester.

Honors students will also:

  • Take two journalism courses at the 300 or 400 level that will be Honors Credit Courses (J499).
  • An additional hour of credit will be added on to these two courses, so the student can complete additional research requirements appropriate to the honors program.
  • The Senior Seminar course (J485) will also be taken as an Honors Credit Course (J499). A research paper will be written as a part of this course. This paper will be evaluated by all resident faculty and must receive a grade of "B" of better by all to be accepted as a requirement for the honors program.
  • An honors student must also have a paper presented at an undergraduate or professional conference or in an academic publication.